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Windows 10 Mobile Build 14364 Hands-on: New changes, Impressions, Bugs & installation experience

Microsoft last pushed Windows 10 Mobile Redstone Build 14364 to Insiders in the Fast Ring. You can read the official changelog and known issues by clicking here and here. Time for our evaluation and hands-on demo of the build 14364. We explored and could find some minor unreported UI changes and you can watch their demo. We have also shared our Impressions of the build including performance, multitasking, gaming, navigation demo & Installation experience of the Build 14364.

Build 14364 Installation Experience:

The Installation experience has been extra smooth in case of the Build 14364. It took around 40-45 minutes for the build to get downloaded, installed, data migrated and the devices getting up and running. While we didn’t face any issue during the update, you may face it and best is to wait and let it do its thing and finish data migration. In case it takes too much time try a soft reset and it may work finally. You can refer to our common issues and errors fixing guide for more.

You will be usually notified for a restart when the download has completed in background. It may require up to 1 GB of free storage. So, check the storage before you upgrade and you can check our tutorial on how to prepare for upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile.

Build 14364 Hands-on Impressions (Performance, Multitasking, Gaming, Battery Life & more):

  • While playing with the Build 14364 we found it to be fast and responsive during normal daily smartphone tasks like start-screen navigation, apps list scrolling, opening and closing of settings, handling calls, texts, Mails and more.
  • Native apps like Microsoft Edge, Maps, Camera, Outlook Mail & Calendar etc work fine. Sharing works flawlessly.
  • Microsoft Edge has been improving with every build. It loads pages faster as compared to last Build and zooming, panning etc work appreciably well.
  • Mobile Data and Wi-Fi works fine and without any issues.
  • Video streaming and playing also works fine without any issue like flickering faced on very early builds and we have demoed it too.
  • Gaming also works fine and we have demoed it as well.
  • Multitasking works impressively and apps resume really fast from background. Apps don’t crash in background while multitasking, but games still take time in resuming from background.
  • Battery Life seems much improved so far during our hands-on usage of the Build and we will report if we come to other conclusion after using it for more days.

Major Bug & Issues:

  • Microsoft needs to improve resuming of games from background. May be both developers and Microsoft need to work together about fixing it
  • Bluetooth functionality needs a UI and connectivity overhaul.

So, Build 14364 now feels like the best Redstone build released yet in terms of performance, multitasking and overall polish. It seems very close to earning a daily driver status for itself. We also want to make it clear that it is our hands-on experience with the build and your experience may vary and may be better or worse than ours.

 We must mention that we haven’t done hard reset on our devices but we recommend if you are facing lots of issues. You can read our guide to fix commonly known Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, installation and usability issues.

Nayan
Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
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